Pen your poems for a World of Change

Entries into the Shire of Mundaring and Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre 2021 Mundaring Poetry Competition are now open.

Residents across Australia aged 18 years and over are invited to submit up to three poems for a chance to win $300.

Shire of Mundaring Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Throssell, said budding poets were invited to pen their best poems based on this year's theme 'World of Change'.

"The competition is now in its fourth year," he said. "During that time we have seen a wide range of interpretations of the theme for each year and enjoyed reading some exceptional entries.

"Given the events of the past 18 months, I look forward to seeing how each entrant chooses to write about a world of change."

Shire of Mundaring's Young Persons Services Librarian, Morgan Yasbincek, said the competition welcomed a wide range of styles and a broad approach to the theme. 

"We have found ourselves delighted at the growing originality and diversity of entries over the years," she said.

"This year's theme centres on change; inviting writers to respond from any angle they wish, to interpret the theme creatively and to offer a poetic response."

The competition has received over 180 entries over the last three years.

Poet and short story writer, Josephine Clarke, will judge the entries.

Entry into the competition is free, with each poem limited to 50 lines. Entries close at 5pm on Friday 15 October. Winners will be announced on Wednesday 27 October.

An awards ceremony will be held at the Boya Library on Friday 30 October.

To enter, see the Poetry Competition page for more information.

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